VC  TDF Ventures

     Office Locations:

2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 920
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 240-483-4286

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  • Early
  • Expansion



  • Communications & Networking
  • Defense & Homeland Security
  • Energy & Clean Tech



    TDF is a venture capital fund focused on the communications sector. TDF has over $80 million in capital under management and offers financing in the form of equity investments ranging from $500,000 to $5.0 million per initial investment in early and later stage communications and technology companies. Approximately 75% of the firm's investments share similar characteristics: Series A, pre-revenue, and TDF-led with board representation. The fund makes investments in preferred equity and is focused on investment opportunities in the communications sector. Current areas of focus include security, the intersection of social media in the enterprise, distributed data centers, cloud services, software defined networks, the automation of business functions, small cell solutions, mobility, anything as a service. The firm invests from a $150 million permanent pool of capital and are currently investing out of Fund IV.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Dennis Ainge Operating Partner
    James (Jim) J. Pastoriza Partner
    John Schanz Operating Partner
    Mark Floyd Partner
    Matt Bressler Principal


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):







      86 Repairs



      Series A


    Portfolio companies include:

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